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Volunteer Abroad for Families

What we do for ourselves dies with us,
what we do for others is and will remain immortal.

A meaningful alternative to your annual vacation

Are you looking for an experience for your family that will leave lasting memories long after returning home? Volunteering abroad is the best way to experience a new country and immerse your family in a different culture, while giving to a community abroad.

Spending precious time with your family and volunteering is the perfect combination to make this world a better place. We have several programs suitable for volunteering abroad for families. You can volunteer with your kids, siblings or even you

Like all parents and grandparents, we are also committed to the personal development of your family. We want to help expand your family's view of the world and take control of their own future. We want to make your family members aware of the other socially relevant themes that play out outside their own environment. Your family will not only get to know a new culture, but will also learn to work in a group and personally experience how enriching it is to give others a better future.

With years of experience in development cooperation, we believe that we are an interesting partner for your family when developing a volunteer project abroad. A volunteer project is a fully-fledged alternative to the traditional summer holiday and can be combined with cultural excursions on site.

Why a group project with your Family

We believe that a volunteer project is an added value for different goals of your family.

  • Your family members will develop personally;
  • Your family members are going to build self-confidence;
  • Your relatives will improve their language skills;
  • Your family members will learn to live and work in an international and intercultural environment, thereby expanding their view of the world;
  • It puts studying relatives their education in an international light because it looks great on their CV;
  • ....
Volunteering families
You are going to discover something new with your family

Volunteering abroad is a unique experience for your participants

Participate in a group project with Volunteer Abroad Alliance is sustainable travelling with a strong commitment. Get to know the culture and everyday reality of the country, not as a tourist, but as a guest.

Small scale

The local population benefits most from small-scale tourism.


Unique discovery and encounters with the local community.

Personal involvement

You really get to know the local community by working with them.

Why we organize volunteer work for Families

volunteer work abroad families
You get to know other people and their customs.

Tailored to your Family

A group project is a unique combination of vacation, group travel and volunteer work. It may not be a tourist holiday, but we do make time for relaxation. With our local team you can explore historical sites, striking areas or take a rest day. Our local team members know the area like the back of their hand and will take you to places off the beaten track.

De members of our alliance who welcome groups have already collaborated with many other groups. We are active in different areasranging from building schools to healthcare and agriculture. Our group programs are always successful because we adapt the program to the individual needs of the group.

There is a difference in group size, period, duration, but also group wishes and your destination. That is why there will always be a new calculation of costs for every interested group. The invoice and costs are drawn up from arrival at the destination until departure.

We plan and provide programs that allow groups to make positive contributions to community projects, encourage intercultural learning, and expand the personal perspective. By approaching each group individually, we can work with you on a group project that suits youannand fits your budget.

You have the flexibility to leave all year round and this with a group size determined by you. We leave it up to you where, when and for how long you carry out a group project. We don't exclude anyone and want to give every organization the opportunity to get to know a different culture.

You come to places where you (partly) live under primitive conditions and a different climate. Your project work is tailored to your physical capabilities. It is not a very arduous journey, but you have to keep in mind that it is not a typical tourist journey. All we ask is that the participants have a good basic fitness and mental health.

During your volunteer program, children and teens under the age of 16 must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. If you have children aged 16 and over, it is possible for them to participate in their own volunteer project at certain destinations. During the first step of the application, we check if this is possible and our local team is happy to match individual family members to the right projects.

Depending on the make-up of your family, especially if you are traveling with small children, we will probably arrange special accommodation with our local team. This offers families more privacy and the opportunity to stay together in private rooms.

If you are looking for a more social environment, you have the opportunity to live in a volunteer house with other international volunteers. In this way your family can get to know our individual volunteers so that you also get to know possible fellow volunteers from another side. It is sometimes also possible to arrange single/double rooms in the volunteer house.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss suitability for your family project abroad. We are happy to support you with the best destination to meet your family's unique needs.

Volunteer work abroad families
We build in enough free time for trips in the area where the average tourist does not go.

Where can you go on a group project with your family?

Volunteer Abroad Alliance - Ecuador - Otavalo
Volunteer Abroad Alliance - Ecuador - Otavalo



Volunteer Abroad Alliance - Ghana - Kpando
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Kpando District

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volunteering in Laos


Vang Vieng

Volunteering in Uganda



volunteer abroad alliance - Senegal - Warang
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Possible projects for your Family

Your group collects money for your own project and will carry it out on site. You determine your budget in advance and based on this amount, we look together with the local population where there is a need at that moment, because they know this better than we do. We do not set a minimum on the amount to be collected.

The program of a project trip is therefore much more concrete & flexible than an immersion trip because you provide the funds yourself to carry out your own project.

The project is not necessarily “building”, for example a group of nurses can work in a first aid post.

Volunteer Abroad Alliance - Ward

do you have any questions?

We would be happy to have a chat to see which group project best suits your group. Send an email to our coordinator Ward -  ward@Volunteerabroadalliance.org